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Apr 25, 2010 6:00pm EDT
service for coal miners killed in west virginia. the president promises safer working conditions in the future. and leaving their mark, what the scribbles left by young g.i.s on troop ships reveal about the vietnam war. >> this is the "cbs evening news" with russ mitchell. >> mitchell: and good evening. the cleanup and search for survivors continues tonight in the south. yesterday's string of tornadoes cut path of destruction from louisiana to georgia. hardest hit, yazoo city, mississippi, where at least ten were killed and 21 were taken to the hospital. tonight authorities believe the damage there was caused by one tornado. don teague is in yazoo city with the latest. don, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, russ. national guard troops and state police are patrolling the streets of yazoo city tonight as residents here begin the process of cleaning up after a path of destruction that crosses the entire state. the day after a deadly tornado tore across yazoo city, mississippi, there are parts of this town that, like the roof of francine cox's house, are simply gone. >> i don'
CBS
Apr 25, 2010 6:00pm EDT
this afternoon for the 29 men killed in the west virginia coal mine explosion earlier this month. chief among the mourners was president obama. our chief white house correspondent chief reed is in beckley, west virginia, tonight. >> 29 crosses for the 29 lives lost in the upper big branch mine in the tradition of mining country, a helmet carefully placed on each by members of the family. ♪ >> reporter: president obama and vice president biden came to beckley, west virginia to, offer words of comfort for the families and praise for the victims of the deadliest u.s. mining disaster in 40 years. >> all this hard work, all that hardship, all the time spent underground, it was all for the families. >> reporter: a preliminary federal report says the cause of the explosion was probably a build-up of methane gas or coal dust or both. the report criticized massey energy company for its long history of safety violations at the mine. massey says there will be accountability if there was improper conduct. the president says miners deserve to be treated the way they treat each other, like family. >> we
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